Halifax Private Tour History
Influential History

Halifax, a city founded by the British in 1749 on the ancestral land of the Mi’kmaq, and further shaped by the French, Black Loyalists, and Acadians, holds a significant place in Canadian history. The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site overlooking the harbour stands as a reminder of the region's extensive military legacy where today the kilted 78th Highlanders and Royal Artillery still stand guard. Throughout its rich maritime heritage, the city has been a prominent commercial port, transportation hub, and communication center for Atlantic Canada, which continues to drive the city's economy. Incorporate history into your Halifax Private Tour.

Halifax Private Tour Architecture
Eclectic Architecture

High on the hill, the Halifax Citadel, officially Fort George, dominates the city's skyline with its distinctive star shaped 19th-century fortification. Downtown Halifax features a mix of modern and historic buildings, including striking examples of Victorian and Georgian architecture that survived the Halifax Explosion of 1917. Meanwhile, St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica stands as a breathtaking example of Gothic Revival architecture contrasting beautifully with the modern and innovative design of the Halifax Central Library. Handsomely preserved homes add to its charm, making it a popular filming location. Incorporate architecture into your Halifax Private Tour.

Halifax Private Tour Lifestyle
Authentic Lifestyle

Known for its friendly locals, vibrant culture, and authentic experiences, immerse yourself in the city's music scene known for its many live music venues, such as The Carleton, set in one of the oldest buildings in the city. Visit the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market, the oldest continuously operating market in North America active since 1750, featuring local vendors selling everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts, along with live music and family-friendly activities. You'll sing, laugh, and dance at a local kitchen party or cèilidh with Gaelic maritime music, tall tales, and cries of “Sociable”. Incorporate lifestyle into your Halifax Private Tour.

Delectable Dining

Nova Scotia offers an unparalleled seafood experience, boasting freshly caught lobster, scallops, and oysters accompanied by foraged edibles, savoured at exemplary Halifax seafood restaurants such as The Five Fishermen, Press Gang and McKelvie's. Many of the city’s restaurants and markets offer Acadian cuisine, along with favorites like donair, Halifax’s official late night snack, which pairs perfectly with local beverages discovered on the Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail, Canada’s first winery, craft brewery, cidery and distillery trail. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a Canadian classic BeaverTail, maple treat, or butter tart for dessert. Incorporate dining into your Halifax Private Tour.

Natural Landscapes

Embark on an unforgettable Halifax adventure with the vast Atlantic Ocean as your breathtaking backdrop. Latin for “New Scotland”, Nova Scotia is characterized by a variety of landscapes frequently compared to its UK namesake: rolling hills, fertile valleys, forests, rivers and lakes, cliffs and beaches. The province's topography and climate offer a natural haven for a diverse range of wildlife, including deer, moose, coyotes, and beavers. Year-round, birdwatchers descend on Halifax as part of the Atlantic Flyway, serving as a vital stopover point for migratory birds as they make their way between the Arctic tundra and the Caribbean. Incorporate landscapes into your Halifax Private Tour.

Unforgettable Excursions

Find yourself at the gateway to many exciting land and sea excursions, from whale watching and kayaking, to hiking and biking. Consider a day trip to nearby seafaring towns including picturesque Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or take a private flight to protected Sable Island to witness the herds of wild horses. The world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic drive that winds its way around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island, offers breathtaking views of the pristine coastline, mountains and forests. Time your exploration to witness the highest tides in the world on the Bay of Fundy, which is also a haven for the excitement of whale watching. Incorporate excursions into your Halifax Private Tour.